Pheidole bureni

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Pheidole bureni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. bureni
Binomial name
Pheidole bureni
Wilson, 2003

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Pheidole bureni casent0172962 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen Label

Nothing is known about the biology of bureni.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality in Texas.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • bureni. Pheidole bureni Wilson, 2003: 150, figs. (s.w.) U.S.A.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

A member of the crassicornis group distinguished by the following combination of traits.

Major: scape flattened at base; head in side view narrowed, its posterior dorsal surface flat; in full-face view, occipital border deeply concave and occipital lobes subangulate; propodeal spines long and vertical to propodeal dorsal face; pronotum transversely carinulate; mesosoma and waist completely foveolate and opaque; pilosity very sparse.

Minor: all of body foveolate and opaque except gaster, which is smooth and shiny; carinulae mesad to eyes extend to occiput.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Holotype major: HW 1.50, HL 1.58, SL 0.80, EL 0.24, PW 0.76. Paratype minor: HW 0.72, HL 0.80, SL 0.80, EL 0.20, PW 0.48.

COLOR Major: bicolorous, with all of body reddish yellow except gaster, which is medium to dark reddish brown.


Pheidole bureni Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: holotype, major. Lower: paratype minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Paratype Specimen Labels

Type Material

TEXAS: Alice, Jim Wells Co., southern Texas, col. William F. Buren. Florida State Collection of Arthropods and Museum of Comparative Zoology

Etymology

Named after the collector, the late American myrmecologist William F. Buren.

References